Brugh Tavern - Home of Twin Creeks Brewpub

Twin Creeks Brewpub is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday Summer 2023! Click here for updates!

Twin Creeks Brew Pub is a brewery and restaurant located in the historic Brugh Tavern within Explore Park. Amenities include a full service restaurant featuring gourmet burgers, sides and shareable appetizers, outdoor fire pits, a Virginia wine and cider bar and outdoor music events. Additionally, the brewpub can host private events, showers and parties. Spend the day enjoying the wonderful activities found in Explore Park and relaxed afterwards in this rustic and quaint brewpub.

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Operating Hours (Click Here)

Thursday6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

*Hours are subject to change due to staffing availability. Please check Twin Creeks Facebook and Instagram Posts for updates.

Questions? Call (540) 566-4863

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Tavern Stage Summer Music Series

Twin Creeks Brewpub and Explore Park have partnered together to has a new, free summer music series at the new Tavern Stage! The Tavern Stage Summer Music Series will take place the second Friday of each month from May to September. Click here for more summer music series details and the bad list is below: 

Upcoming Events at Twin Creeks Brewpub

Halloween Murder Mystery - Sunday, October 8th - 1 PM

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Brugh Tavern History

The Brugh Tavern was built between 1792 and 1800 as a private residence in Botetourt County. The home served as a tavern for thousands of migrating settlers during the early 19th century as they traveled along the Great Wagon Road. The structure is a monument to the German speaking people who settled in the Virginia’s Blue Ridge region in the late 18th century.

*Original tavern operator Daniel Brugh served in the Revolutionary War in 1782 as a member of the 8th Company, 1st Battalion York Militia, under the command of Captain O’Blain. Sometime after his military service he married Elizabeth Dierdorff, probably about 1784, and they ultimately produced twelve children. On March 2, 1791, Daniel swapped land in York County with Anthony Deardorff in exchange for land in Botetourt County, VA. Sometime between then and October 10, 1792, when he appears as a witness to a Botetourt deed, he moved his family to Botetourt County. His land at the time totaled 550 acres, on which he established a farm and built a saw mill. On October 9, 1805 he petitioned the Court and the following year built a grist mill. On December 12, 1809, Daniel was licensed to operate a tavern, which occupied the lower, or basement level of the building. Sleeping accommodations were maintained on the second floor, and the family occupied the third floor. Daniel died on December 26, 1825. Family tradition holds that he was "bled" to relieve a wound, the "cure" and not the wound causing his death.

Brugh Tavern was relocated to Explore Park and dedicated on April 28, 1998 as an upscale, historic-ambiance restaurant. The main body of the building facing the central lawn is original construction, while the back portion of the building and industrial kitchen were added when the building was relocated. Brugh Tavern was been leased to several restaurateurs from 1998 to 2007, until the Virginia Recreational Facilities Authority ceased park operations. The last vendor in the space was Bountiful Blessings Catering, which operated from July 2004 until June 2007 offering a full-service family restaurant, group dining and special occasion dining as well as on-site catering.

* Information in this paragraph is from, "The Brughs of Early Botetourt" by George E. Honts III,